8th Annual Conscious Alliance All-Stars Benefit hosted by the MacMillan Family

Article Contributed by Conscious Alliance | Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Conscious Alliance is a national hunger relief organization birthed from the music industry. They are a movement of artists, musicians, food makers and music lovers on a mission to end hunger in vulnerable communities nationwide. Known for their ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives at concerts and music festivals across the country, Conscious Alliance also works with food brand partners to rescue excess food products from going into landfills and reroutes it to families in need. Over the past 20 years, they have provided over 9.5 million meals to people struggling with food insecurity; in 2022, they have already collected and distributed over 1 million meals to date.

The Conscious Alliance All-Stars Benefit is an annual summer benefit hosted by long-time supporters, the MacMillan Family. The 21+ event takes place on a private estate in Cherry Hills Village, CO. The evening features a live performance by the Conscious Alliance All-Stars, this year featuring Holly Bowling (Ghost Light), Judith Hill, Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Ross James (Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Band) and more! Benefit tickets also include a curated dinner, open bar, access to an exclusive live auction & brand activations as well as a $25 LYFT credit to use the evening of the event.

How to get involved:

~Buy tickets to this year’s event. Every ticket purchased provides 550 meals and is considered a tax-deductible donation.

~Become a sponsor of this year’s event. Get great exposure or create an unique event experience while helping families in need! Some sponsorship opportunities include: brand activation at the event, elevated event experiences, online marketing publicity, branding options, personalized parting gifts, on-stage recognition and more. See 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities here.

~Donate to this year’s live and virtual auctions. The auctions are a highlight of the event. If you’re interested in donating an item or experience to this year’s auction, use this form to sign up.

Conscious Alliance has been feeding people through music and art for the past 20 years, growing from a grassroots movement to a national hunger relief organization. They hosted their first Food Drive with The String Cheese Incident at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver in March 2002. Food from their first Food Drive was delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota which has the lowest per-capita income in the entire country. In addition to their ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives, Conscious Alliance works with over 70 food brands to accept large-scale product donations. Conscious Alliance handles the trucking and logistics to transport these donations to from manufacturer warehouses to food banks, community organizations and schools nationwide. They worked with World Central Kitchen during the pandemic and after the Marshall Fire in Colorado to bring fresh, restaurant-prepared meals to families in need.

Each year, Conscious Alliance hosts a series of free meal giveaways including a bi-annual distribution with Chance the Rapper’s nonprofit organization, SocialWorks and Discover Card in Chicago, their annual Holiday Meal Delivery to distribute turkeys and dinner sides to schools along the Front Range, out-of-work music industry professionals and on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. They have a long-standing relationship with Pine Ridge where they house their own food pantry, distribute food through local schools and coordinate garden programs to increase access to fresh vegetables. Since inception, Conscious Alliance has distributed 9,580,687 meals to families in need across the country.